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What makes an athlete?
Monday, July 09, 2012      2 comments

A friend of mine called me an athlete this morning. I was shocked. I don't consider myself an athlete at all, just maybe in the beginning stages of possibly becoming one. Especially since this friend regularly runs half marathons and is running ... Read more
if it's not broken, don't fix it.
Sunday, July 08, 2012      2 comments

I guess this was one of those weeks where you can do everything perfectly and it just doesn't show. I know these weeks happen. But it doesn't mean that I'm still not frustrated. I was at the gym three times this week, and went for long bike... Read more
I feel invincible!
Thursday, July 05, 2012      3 comments

Today was just one of those absolutely amazing days at the gym. Whereas I had to push myself through Tuesday's workout, today was a breeze. I did my usual 35 minutes on the elliptical, still making my way up the resistance levels [today, level 7... Read more
today's bike ride
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      3 comments

I honestly thought I wasn't going to get out for a bike ride today-- the forecast said thunderstorms all day, and it looked like that when I woke up. To my surprise, it suddenly cleared up around 11am and the sun came out, so I got ready for a r... Read more
July goals and [lack of] back pain
Monday, July 02, 2012      2 comments

Short and simple. 1. bike 200 miles [I actually joined a goal on MapMyFitness to bike 100 miles by the 2oth, but I'm aiming for higher] 2. go to the gym 3 times a week, every week [unless my ankle's acting up] 3. accumulate 2,000 fitnes... Read more
taking credit where it's due
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      1 comments

I've been stuck at the 25 pound mark for a couple weeks, and I've been frustrated about it. It's because my ankle's been acting up again and I haven't been able to exercise as much as I usually do. I spent about a week on bedrest, unable to do *... Read more
I joined a gym!
Wednesday, June 06, 2012      1 comments

I woke up determined to join a gym today. This is something I'd been considering for months, spending hours comparing gym locations, prices, and amenities. The closest gym to me is the YMCA and I applied for financial assistance, since their mem... Read more
Now approaching Onederland. This is a one-way train.
Monday, May 14, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday was my official weigh in and I knew I was close to hitting the 20 pound mark [and, as a result, being one pound away from being out of the 200's!]. So imagine my disappointment when I missed it... by TWO TENTHS of a pound! Wow, that's ... Read more
ankle update and tae bo
Saturday, May 12, 2012      0 comments

Well, it's been two weeks and Thursday saw my triumphant [ha!] return back to full exercise. I have to say, as frustrating as not being able to work out was [I even had a few self-sabotage days, but quickly reined them in], my ankle definitely b... Read more
no more exercise
Friday, April 27, 2012      0 comments

It's been a hard decision but, as my ankle decides to keep bothering me at random, I've decided to rest it completely for the next two weeks. No 30 Day Shred, no Just Dance, and especially no running. Minimal walking and biking, just around my c... Read more
weigh in celebration!
Sunday, April 22, 2012      1 comments

down another 2.2 pounds this week! 205.8, woohoo! total weight loss: 15.2! in another five pounds, that'll be 20 pounds lost [wow!]. another six pounds and i'll be back in onederland! and at 22 pounds, that'll be both my 10% [heart rate mon... Read more
Thursday, April 12, 2012      0 comments

I had one of those awesome days where everything went perfectly. I got a great night's sleep, unlike the night before where I only got about four hours or so. When I woke up, I evaluated myself in the mirror and could definitely see changes from... Read more
looking for the bike path
Monday, March 19, 2012      0 comments

Today, I was determined to go for a walk/partial jog. It was beautiful outside from the moment I woke up, but first I had some things to take care of. The hardest task every morning is to actually get out of bed… I'm not kidding! With nothing ac... Read more
weigh in #3
Sunday, March 18, 2012      0 comments

i… lost 4.3 pounds this week. i am flabbergasted. i don't think i've ever lost that much weight in a single week, and especially not without doing lots of cardio. strength training is awesome! anyway, this makes up for the two lackluster we... Read more
hello, new shoes!
Saturday, March 17, 2012      1 comments

okay, i wrote this morning about my ankle causing yet more problems, despite being absolutely fine when i woke up and me resting it a LOT. i had this whole entry about perseverance and even though my ankle was testing my will, i was going to suc... Read more

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